Keyword: Electronic Health Record Association
There seems to be one consistent theme among healthcare groups sounding off on the proposed information blocking rule: The timeline is too aggressive.
With the comment period for two major rules set to close on May 3, the clock is now ticking for industry groups.
The Electronic Health Record Association is requesting a 30-day extension on the comment period for proposed info blocking and interoperability rules.
Healthcare industry groups want ONC and CMS to focus on EHR usability, interoperability and alignment of workflow and documentation requirements.
An "economically significant" proposed rule on information blocking is at OMB for review, but it could be several weeks before it's public.
Boys Town National Research Hospital says an unauthorized user may have accessed medical information for more than 105,000 people.
In comments submitted to ONC regarding the draft framework, industry groups homed in on the 12-month implementation period and data blocking.
Eight EHR vendors say it’s "inconceivable" a company would prohibit data sharing, highlighting a deep divide over how to define information blocking.
Two health IT groups want the ONC to use existing private sector interoperability models as the agency finalizes guidelines for trusted data exchange.
Health IT groups voiced varying levels of support for ONC's interoperability measurement framework, although some worried it would create an additional burden.